Patient and Family-Centered Rounds

Our team of physicians, nurses and specialists gathers outside of a patient room getting ready to go in for patient- and family-centered rounds.
Our team of physicians, nurses and specialists gathers outside of a patient room getting ready to go in for patient- and family-centered rounds.
Our team of doctors, nurses and specialists are in the patient’s room discussing with the family (not shown) the patient’s condition, plan of care, goals for discharge, and follow-up plan with the family.
Our team of doctors, nurses and specialists are in the patient’s room discussing with the family (not shown) the patient’s condition, plan of care, goals for discharge, and follow-up plan with the family
At Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we believe that caring for our children requires a team approach. We need the input of all team members and, most importantly, our families.
To accomplish this goal, we have implemented Patient- and Family-Centered Rounding. This is an opportunity for medical providers and families to discuss care options for the patient. This also empowers families to ask questions and participate in the decision making process.

As a family member or patient, you can expect a team of attending physicians, nurses, residents, medical students, and pharmacists to be present at bedside. From here, a discussion will be held about the care delivery process and any other pertinent information. As a parent, you will be engaged for feedback and input to the process.

Children’s Hospital knows that our families play an integral role in the care of our children. We understand the need to involve our families and seek to do so at every opportunity.